BIAS FX Update

BIAS FX, from Positive Grid Inc, is now Universal. They've also swapped over to a freemium pricing model. The free version gives you access to 3 amps, and 8 effects. Strangely they've updated BIAS AMP 2 to work with this, but it is still split off into two separate iPhone and iPad apps..

What's new in BIAS FX v1.7.0:

We are happy to announce the release of an upgraded version of BIAS FX guitar effects processing app that now works on both iPhone and iPad.

Now guitarists can turn their iOS devices into a world-class guitar amps and effects processor. The BIAS FX mobile app will come stocked with two free amps and eight effects with six factory presets, all ready to rock with ultra-low latency. Users can purchase two new amps and effects packs to add even more analog-sounding amps, guitar pedals and high def stereo rack effects.

The Starter License includes an additional 3 amps, 8 effects and 12 presets. The Essential License includes everything from the Starter License and more for a total of 12 drool-worthy boutique amp models, 30 stunning effects and 50 factory presets. Now you can have thousands of dollars of gear at the touch of a fingertip.

The BIAS FX universal app includes incredibly versatile, high-quality effects from vintage pedal simulations to newly added high-end rack effects. All effects are designed to work with BIAS FX’s easy-to-use, photo-realistic, drag and drop interface to dial in tone just like on analog studio gear.

Built on the backbone of the most advanced amps and effects engine in the industry, the BIAS FX app draws its power from the original, award-winning BIAS FX software, available for PC/Mac. Packed with a library of hyper-authentic, touch responsive amplifier circuits, it also includes a new speaker cabinet module and a studio-quality collection of amazing sounds and pre-sets. “Delays, choruses, flangers, vibratos, tremolos, all that is available in BIAS FX. Whatever it is that your style requires, it’s all there for you,” shares Stephen Carpenter of the Deftones.

Stocked with a built-in tuner and metronome, the BIAS FX universal app supports MIDI control and has a LIVE view for easy on-stage control. The Global setting makes amp control fast and precise.

The BIAS FX mobile app also allows users to connect to our ToneCloud, where players can find thousands of amps and effects configurations created by artists, producers and engineers from all over the world. Settings can be downloaded and shared in a snap. Marc Holcomb of Periphery can’t get enough. “The quality of the tones you get out of this thing are unbelievable,” he shares.

Stay tuned with us at, more is coming!

Rock On!
The Positive Grid Team

Developing Fortamento Idea into Pop Music Track

A new demo was posted on the official Fortamento YouTube. Producer Soundroll fully documented, and judiciously edited, his process for taking a song idea in Fortamento and turning it into a fully developed track.

Video Description:

In this video, we have generated a 4 bars of chords and melody using Fortamento application. Then exported the midi file into DAW where we have created a full song, inspired by the generated tune.

We’d love to hear your take on this idea, get the idea midi file from here -


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Produced by Soundroll:

Multi-Band Compressor Plugin by released Multi-Band Compressor Plugin as the latest addition to their AUv3 suite of apps.

Multi-Band Compressor Plugin iTunes Description:

This is a AUv3 compatible audio compressor which can be used as plugin with your favourite DAW such as Cubasis, Meteor, Auria or GarageBand. It supports a modern graphical interface and presets with stereo meters for monitoring signal levels.

An audio compressor is used to reduce the volume levels of loud sounds above a specified threshold and amplify quiet parts thus reducing an audio signals dynamic range. The dynamic volume changes of a recording means that the overall level of the compressed recording can be increased inside your mix. The recording will also sit inside your whole mix much more easily.

There are times when you need to apply different amounts of compression to specific frequency bands such as when compressing drums. In these cases you can isolate say the kick drum and the snare, providing a boost to the kick, while suppressing the snare.

This multi band compressor allows you to define 4 bands, with separate threshold, ratio, gain, attack and release times for each.

We also provide an automatic gain mode, often referred to as make-up which automatically boosts the signal as you decrease the threshold. Once the compressor gate is triggered simply adjust the gain to suite.

This effect effectively splits the frequency domain into 4 bands using 3 crossover controls. We provide gate and peak lights for all four compression bands as well as allowing you to mute specific bands which might be useful if you are wanting to remove a frequency range from the mix.

This is one of a suite of AUv3 compatible plugins which will also soon be available from 4Pockets.

iBassist Update

iBassist, from Luis Martinez, got a new "Make Drums" button that will communicate directly with the many LumBeat drum apps. When used with Live Pads, apps like Rock Drum Machine will create rhythms based on your pad sets! There's even a new demo video of this in action! The necessary update is now hitting all of his drum apps on iTunes.

What's new in iBassist v1.03:

- Live Pad Sets make drums
- New MIDI Chord out options
- 2 MIDI Chord channels
- Random Chord figures, notes, octave, length and velocity
- Randomize when Live Pad Changes
- Improved Chord Detection for Live MIDI In

Senode Sequencer Workflow with iPad and MIDI Keyboard

Developer Sebastian Arnold did a detailed workflow tutorial for his innovative Senode app!

Video Description:

This is a workflow tutorial for the SENODE node step seqencer. – The demo contains: (1) How to record a sequence from MIDI, (2) How to draw nodes and edges to the canvas, 3) How to edit the chords contained in each node, (4) How to use MIDI bindings to control CLEAR and EMIT of the emitters, (5) How to step through a graph using MIDI bindings. And of course, there's some improvisation going on.

Feel free to post your questions in the discussions. Have fun with this innovative step sequencer!

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